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Summers End Frock

Added Aug 23, 2011

by brownlow3

Dalhart, Texas, ...






1 thrift store dress needing some attention


1/2 of a favorite pattern


1 really awesome Summers End Frock

All of the new bodice came from the top portion/sleeves of the old dress. I cut the skirt off of the old dress 1" below old seam (could not get old sticky stay tape to come off old seam) and just reattached it to the new bodice. I did not get to do the gathers I wanted because of the fabric runs when pulled so I did small pleats. It was very frumpy before and real hot to wear, now it is very breezy and a great choice for the sun.

The pattern I used was Burda World of Fashion 6/2010 Dress 118 (bodice pieces only)

Material Notes

old thrift shop dress




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic

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    Aug 24, 2011, 09.30 PMby flowergirl22

    love the transformation,, I often go into charity shops and buy the dress just or the fabric,, then hope to transform it,, looks great

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      Sep 20, 2011, 12.43 AMby brownlow3

      Sometimes buying something for the fabric is cheaper than buying fabric from the bolt.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.49 PMby futurette

    Wow, you really turned ugly into awesome here! The fabric is great and the new dress looks lovely! That takes vision.

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      Sep 20, 2011, 12.43 AMby brownlow3


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    Aug 24, 2011, 08.16 AMby sarscam1

    Nice re-do! Never would have guessed it was a thrifted makeover. :-)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 04.54 AMby ilksen bahşi

    very good. I think may be pregnant dress

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